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Chapter 11 Summary

  • In this chapter angular kinetics has been considered.
  • The concepts and principles that surround angular kinetics have been discussed.
  • Moments of inertia and torque have been defined and calculated, levers, their classifications and their link to muscle contraction and length during body segment rotation were covered.
  • The application of force–velocity and length–tension relationships to athlete training are introduced.
  • Finally the very important topic of angular momentum and the ways in which rotation is initiated and controlled in sport have been discussed. All concepts have been developed through laboratory activities and review questions.